FALCON 030 RTC (2017 Batch)

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Re: FALCON 030 RTC (2017 Batch)

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alienkidmj12 wrote: Fri Feb 11, 2022 2:07 pm the pins aren't long enough, the chip hits the centre bar so the pins don't hold it in :( not even long enough to directly solder to board even :(
You are supposed to remove that centre bar.
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Re: FALCON 030 RTC (2017 Batch)

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i have the same socket as on the website also

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i'm not really looking for an argument, i just want my falcons back together and to use them :(
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Re: FALCON 030 RTC (2017 Batch)

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exxos wrote: Fri Feb 11, 2022 2:24 pm
alienkidmj12 wrote: Fri Feb 11, 2022 2:07 pm the pins arnt long enough, the chip hits the centre bar so the pins dont hold it in :( not even long enough to directly solder to board even :(
You are supposed to remove that centre bar.
can you please advise what i use to do this mate.

thanks

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Re: FALCON 030 RTC (2017 Batch)

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Small pair of snips and nibble away at the centre section is the only way I can think of.
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Yep.. Use some short side-cutters and cut the centre then cut a few millimetres in the centre bar again, then cut the outsides of the bar.. If you try to cut any other way you will damage the socket...

Alternatively(which is probably better) is to just use a sharp knife to cut the edges of the centre bar.

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Some reason I cannot actually find in the install page for this later revision :shrug:
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Re: FALCON 030 RTC (2017 Batch)

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oh wow.

so others prob have this issue too, i think i need a battery anyway, so will pop to asda.

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Re: FALCON 030 RTC (2017 Batch)

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That rtc did the trick, cutting the plastic with a sharp project knife was the way forward,

thanks again

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